Session Title

Universal Saints Located in Anglo-Saxon England

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Kevin R. Kritsch

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Presider Name

Bryan Carella

Presider Affiliation

Assumption College

Paper Title 1

An Old Testament Saint? Judith in Anglo-Saxon England

Presenter 1 Name

Brandon W. Hawk

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Connecticut

Paper Title 2

How to Read a Saint: Agatha and Interpretation

Presenter 2 Name

Ann D'Orazio (Univ. of New Mexico Graduate Student Prize Winner)

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of New Mexico

Paper Title 3

Using Swedish Fragments to Shed Light on the Anglo-Saxon Marian Conception Feast

Presenter 3 Name

Sean Dunnahoe

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Royal Holloway, Univ. of London

Paper Title 4

How Was Bartholomew Killed? Apocryphal Traditions of Saint Bartholomew in Anglo-Saxon England

Presenter 4 Name

Kevin R. Kritsch

Start Date

8-5-2014 7:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 204

Description

Within the growing field of Anglo-Saxon hagiographical studies, much academic emphasis has been placed on peculiarly English saints such as Oswald, Swithun, Cuthbert and Guthlac. While the study of these more localized cults has produced both productive and enlightening discourse, it has so far eclipsed research into Anglo-Saxon participation in the cults of saints more widely revered throughout Christendom, both in Western and Eastern hagiographical traditions. These "universal cults," of course, constitute some of the most celebrated and theologically important saints to have been venerated in Anglo-Saxon England, including but not limited to the Virgin Mary, the Twelve Apostles, St. Paul, St. Mark and St. Luke. This panel offers a forum for scholars to share their work on "universal cults" as celebrated in Anglo-Saxon England. In particular, this session focuses on the literary reception, pastoral usage and unique contribution to hagiographical traditions about "universal saints" during the Anglo-Saxon period.

Kevin R. Kritsch

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May 8th, 7:30 PM

Universal Saints Located in Anglo-Saxon England

Bernhard 204

Within the growing field of Anglo-Saxon hagiographical studies, much academic emphasis has been placed on peculiarly English saints such as Oswald, Swithun, Cuthbert and Guthlac. While the study of these more localized cults has produced both productive and enlightening discourse, it has so far eclipsed research into Anglo-Saxon participation in the cults of saints more widely revered throughout Christendom, both in Western and Eastern hagiographical traditions. These "universal cults," of course, constitute some of the most celebrated and theologically important saints to have been venerated in Anglo-Saxon England, including but not limited to the Virgin Mary, the Twelve Apostles, St. Paul, St. Mark and St. Luke. This panel offers a forum for scholars to share their work on "universal cults" as celebrated in Anglo-Saxon England. In particular, this session focuses on the literary reception, pastoral usage and unique contribution to hagiographical traditions about "universal saints" during the Anglo-Saxon period.

Kevin R. Kritsch